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Carnival Ices has been a family-run business since 1980 - with heritage going back to 1965.


We pride ourselves on the highest professional standards, our long history has given us experience in the industry that others can not rival. Our customers return to us year after year because they know we will look after them, unlike some smaller businesses who do it as a hobby, only working one day a week without backup support or standards. 


We are able to offer all major brands and all manner of flavoured scooped ice cream and we are to provide unique personalised flavours for special events. 

In 1965 my father brought his first ice cream van and started working for himself in Eastbourne. I was brought up to learn the trade as a child 

I brought my first van in 1980 and still have the original van now that is used for vintage hire. It has been fully restored.


Carnival ices Vintage Ice Cream Van Hire


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By the 1990's the company and the fleet was expanding with 8 vans.

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Carnival Ices Winners of mobiler of the year 2019 ica ice cream alliance


By 2010 the fleet had grown  with all the latest modern vans and equipment but we make sure we keep our family values and personal customer service. 

Carnival ices Vintage Ice Cream Van Hire

We are awarded 'Mobiler of the year 2019' by the Ice Cream Alliance.

A real family achievement and reward for all the years of hard work and helping charities and other ice cream van owners. 


Traditional Classic & Modern Ice Cream Vans For Hire

Over 35 years Professional Experience

Top Quality Ice Cream, All major brands and flavors

Bespoke products supplied


Highest Professional Standards in Service

Hygiene Certificates​

5 Star food hygiene food rating

Key members of staff are CRB checked

Registered with local authority

Fully insured with liability cover


Pay either a set fee or percentage depending on event size, payable to you on event day

Please get in contact for a quotation, every event is unique


Top rates for charities

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